Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring is Coming

This weekend was so gorgeous! We spent all day outside today and most of the day yesterday outside. It was so nice for the girls to be able to run around and play. I cleaned up the front yard while the girls played with bikes and strollers. One of their favorite things to do is take the umla strollers and push them around. Sadie will take the toy balls and buckle them into the stoller and just push them all over the yard. Kallie was cruising around the yard on her Dora quad almost the whole time. It was just so nice to be outside. I was tired of being all cooped up inside and I know the girls were going stir crazy.

Today we spent ALL day outside. It was about mid 50's out and sun all day. We all went to church this morning and then when we got home we all changed in to grubby clothes and headed outside. ( We just started going to a new church called The Journey. Aaron's mom has been going there and Aarons Aunt and Uncle go there. ) Aaron and I cleaned up the back yard from all the leaves we never got to before it got cold. It was quite the chore. It took us acouple hours and the girls were playing on the swings and playing in the sand piles. I also start to make a path in the front of the house with broken cement. We have a cement sidewalk that goes from the front deck all the way down to the driveway but we mostly always walk the front and around the side to the back of the house. There was no longer any grass there since we walk it so much I figured I should do something. There was a huge pile of broken up cement on the path between our house and Aarons mom's so I might as well put that to good use. :) I've got a good portion of it down but I still have more to go . I plan on working on it more tomorrow. It's supposed to be most of the week. High of 60' on Tuesday. Lots more outside time! I am so exhausted right now. My feet, hands and back are sore. It was a long hard day but it was a nice day!
Time for me to call it quits for now. More soon! (Sorry no pics, Tabitha still has my camera :( )
Love ya!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's About Time

All ready for school!

Geez! I am being really awful on keeping this thing updated. Shame on me. Shawna "yelled" at me yesterday for not updating in 2 months. I'm sorry :( I'll try to be better.

Lots has happened in the last two months. Kallie is now going to school! She started this Monday. She is so excited. It has taken me almost all the school year to get her in. I started at Spring Lake in October to get her in for speech and after her second visit in January we realize that we now live in Fruitport district and she can't go to Spring Lake for Speech. GRRR!!! So I then had to start all over at Fruitport. They do a more extensive meeting stuff than at Spring Lake. I had 2 meetings with them in Febuary to check Kallies speech and then last week I went in on Wednesday to set up an IEP ( Individualized Education Plan). It's pretty much saying that she needs the extra help than being in a regular ed class. This will be for the next whole year. So she is all set to go back in the fall when school resumes.

Not to happy to get on the bus.

She is actually in a preschool class that teaches all the same stuff that a regular ed preschool would be doing. This class just has 2 parapros (helpers) and they have group speech therapy and also music thereapy. The kids that need the extra help, like Kallie, will get pulled out and does one-on-one speech with the speech therapist. The teacher and speech therapist decided they probably wouldn't do lots with Kallies speech for the remainder of the year but work on her getting comfortable in the class and used to everything. She will still get group speech though.

Kallies first day was Monday and she was so excited. On Thursday Aaron and I with the girls, went and visited her class so she was alittle prepared. We also went and picked her up a new backpack. That was what she was most excited about. Also her "homework". :) She has a notebook that she will write in and says is her "homework". It's so cute.

Not so sure of the bus yet.

Kallie couldn't wait for the bus to get here on Monday. She is going to afternoon preschool so the bus comes at around 11:20. School is Monday through Thursday. Grandma Kathy came and watched her get on the bus for the first time. Once the bus got here Kallie was scared. SHe started crying. I helped her get buckled and got her all situated and got off the bus. SHe came home at around 4:20 and they said that she had a good day. Tuesday se just walked up on the bus and sat in a seat. No more being scared. She loves going to school. Sadie wants to go now.

Getting off the bus.

The afternoons are so different for me now. Sadie is still napping ( well not today :), so I have alittle time to myself again. I've been cleaning so Aaron is happy with that. I am going to try and work out acouple times a week now that I have some free time. Aaron just laughs at me when I say that. I don't have much motivation to work out. So we'll see how that goes. :)
Well thats all the time I have for today. So I will try my hardest to get more on tomorrow. Love you!!